OK I have been super focused on my dolls lately. I realized this morning though that I have been neglecting one of the hobbies that started me blogging in the first place.
So today I have decided to be crafty. Plus, I have a lot of apron stuff around that I need to clear out. Of course… to make more room for doll stuff…
Besides I read someplace that crafting helps fight off depression. Since I have bouts of this affliction now and then, I need to get back to my crafting!
So My plan is to take this:
And make a cute little apron out of it.
It should be easy, I won’t have to do all the seams, the ties are already done. I will have to move the waist ties but the neck ones are fine.
So here we go. First I snip the neck straps. I will cut off the ends with the metal on it and the neck ties are only in need of a quick hemming.
Next cut out the back zipper area. I may use part of this for a pocket. However since this apron is one I will use mostly for serving table, I may ditch the pocket.
Finished in less than an hour. It went much faster than I expected.
One thing I didn’t count on was the skirt was actually a slip and a skirt. Hemming the sides got a bit messy. However I like the idea of the double layer in case of spills. My skirt will stay clean.
I like it. What do you think?
Now, just because I feel the need to do something dolly…
This young lass is getting a bit of work.
Not all she needs but at least now she doesn’t look drunk or hung over! I admit… her gloved arms are freaking me out. They always seem to turn backwards… eep…
Now I know I got some new clothes yesterday and some how they have disappeared. I thought I put them in my dolly drawer but no I did not. Only the shorts were in there…
This young lass donated her blue ball gown to Ella. Sooo she needs something! I noticed her earrings were pink… Ah ha! The pink dotted dress from my cheap China clothes stash will do for now.
I had this little romper thing… I thought it was GG. This is a Ty Kid… Her name is Princess. No the romper doesn’t say princess to me either. However it does better than neekid…
When I bought her neekid my goal was and is to make clothes for her. Perhaps my crafty gene will kick in and inspire me!
Now a while ago I bought a doll who, after she came home lost her head. Apparently her neck was cracked and I didn’t see it. It broke and her head fell off.
So I bought these dolls yesterday, thinking of one as a body donor until I fix the neck…
I chose the lighter toned one because the original body is really pale.
Well… now I have 2 headless dolls. These dolls are NOT meant to be donors… At least they were cheap. Live and learn!